Club Profile

The Darwin Rifle Club complex consists of a spacious club house with several meeting rooms, offices, fully equipped kitchen, bar and caretakers house, It has separate toilets and laundry facilities. The range is 300 metres to 1000 metres, with 30 target frames.

As at 1st November 2023, Darwin Rifle Club has 44 financial members.

The Darwin Rifle Club is located at the Micket Creek Shooting Complex, Brandt Road, Darwin.

Travelling up the Stuart Highway from South, make a right turn at the McMillans Road traffic lights. Turn right again at Farrar Road and left into Brandt road. Brandt Road leads to the Mickett Creek Shooting Complex.

Images from the 2006 NT Queens

History of the Queens Prize

Queen Victoria in 1860 inaugurated the Queen’s Prize in an attempt to raise the standard of marksmanship following the Crimean War. The prize was 250 pounds, enough to purchase a small estate in those days. Countries throughout the Commonwealth quickly followed suit, and patriotic fervour swelled the ranks of marksmen around the globe.

In Australia, the states formed individual Rifle Associations soon afterwards, with each hosting their own Queen’s Prize. International competition flourished, indeed the first National Australian sporting team ever to tour overseas was a Rifle Team in 1876, making target rifle shooting the oldest international sport in Australia.